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antagonistics by sudipta dawn

chimera Days sedated, zombies flocking the streets – victims of nostalgia, led on by banners and glow signs into mirages to drink coke, pepsi, thumbs up, whisky, vodka, rum. The cityś a mindless kitsch, indulgent, delinquent, drunk. The effulgence rests on the ephemeral glitters, hiding all that is permanently deformed. The eyes don´t see, don´t … Continue reading antagonistics by sudipta dawn

a dialogue with roger jenkins

Roger Jenkins is a storyteller based in Singapore. He has visited Kolkata in 2016 to conduct a series of storytelling workshops and to perform for children. We speak to him about various aspects of storytelling.

A Text for Justice. Adaptation of Badal Sircar’s Bhool Rasta

“Return back…. A homecoming… Bas… is that all… do you accept it… is it that linear… simple… I don’t buy the story…. The girls walked back… do you call it walking…their feet dragged on the dusty road… the hip movements seemed disrupted…. heads bent down…. Lips blacked out red… and the bodies … I don’t know…because they never reveal, never declare or complain… therefore the other story remains untold…. What story man… do they deserve stories…. it is only the King and the Queen who has them…. Country girls phew…..”

An adaptation of the Badal Sircar play – Bhool Rasta ( Incorrect Road) by Janardan Ghosh

the challenge of the oceanic feeling: romain rolland’s mystical critique of psychoanalysis and his call for a “new science of the mind” : a talk by ayon maharaj – a report

Theatre Adda : Park Street Sessions was fortunate to host Ayon Maharaj, a liberal and young monk from the order of Ramakrishna Mission, Belur, West Bengal. He delivered a talk on May 6, 2017 titled ´The Challenge of the Oceanic Feeling: Romain Rolland’s Mystical Critique of Psychoanalysis and His Call for a “New Science of … Continue reading the challenge of the oceanic feeling: romain rolland’s mystical critique of psychoanalysis and his call for a “new science of the mind” : a talk by ayon maharaj – a report

jean jacques lemêtre : the musical soul of théâtre du soleil

Jean-Jacques Lemêtre has composed the music for all shows of the Théâtre du Soleil since 1979. He has performed with several French symphonic orchestras, engages – partly exclusively – in the music and the instruments of the Middle Ages (Orchestre Médiéval de Paris), works with Pierre Boulez in his Orchestre Inter contemporain. In between he … Continue reading jean jacques lemêtre : the musical soul of théâtre du soleil

cinema festivals play a key role concurrently with distribution networks : an interview with andre ceuterick, executive director of festival international du film d’amour de mons

Recently, Embassy of Belgium with Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI), Goethe institute Max Mueller Bhavan, Italian Embassy Cultural Centre,  Camões-Portuguese Embassy Cultural Centre  & Embassy of Switzerland in India, in association with Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, & Culture Monks presented the 1st edition of the ‘ Festivals from Europe” in Kolkata, from September 30, 2016 … Continue reading cinema festivals play a key role concurrently with distribution networks : an interview with andre ceuterick, executive director of festival international du film d’amour de mons

sudipta’s blog

Performance Art – Live Media Performance Art of Francesca Fini  written by Sudipta Dawn. Feb 19, 2017 Live media performance art is an art form which has evolving in its current form since the 70’s. Francesca Fini is a live media performance artist from Italy and she was in India in January – February 2017, for … Continue reading sudipta’s blog

Dialogue with Anna Helena McLean

Anna Helena McLean is a physical theatre practitioner and teacher, singer, cellist, theatre director and the founder of Moonfool ( theatre company). She has devised her training philosophy, which she calls ‘Actor Chorus Text’.  and  She is based in London, UK & collaborates with Culture Monks,  to run training programs and  joint – productions in … Continue reading Dialogue with Anna Helena McLean

A tribute to Badal Sircar including excerpts of Badal Sircar’s letter to Richard Schechner, dated November 23, 1981

Theatre Adda – Park Street Sessions, celebrates Badal Sircar’s 91st birthday through a performance by Parnab Mukherjee and Janardan Ghosh, both eminent theatre practitioners and performers, who have worked closely with Badal Sircar Culture Monks, Best of Kolkata Campus in collaboration with Drishya presents REMEMBERING THE THIRD ANGULARITY in a performance tribute to Badal Sircar … Continue reading A tribute to Badal Sircar including excerpts of Badal Sircar’s letter to Richard Schechner, dated November 23, 1981

dialogue with nicola pianzola on his project megalopolis

an interview with Nicola Pianzola – founder & performer of the theatre group called Instabili Vaganti (from Italy). The interview is about their project called Megalopolis which is about the body & identity in new urban spaces.

Critical Analysis of Janardan Ghosh’s Theatrical adaptation of Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana by Dr. Payal Trivedi

Originally posted on poorvita:
? ? Janardan Ghosh’s Theatrical adaptation of Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana: A Transcendental Experience – Dr. Payal Trivedi Theatre director Janardan Ghosh (Kolkata) stands apart from his contemporaries on account of his philosophical approach to theatre which is unlike the commercial outlook of the urban Indian drama largely oriented towards making monetary…

Theatre is transcendental. Just like experiencing ‘Brahman’ – Janardan Ghosh

Theatre is transcendental. Just like experiencing ‘Brahman’. Primordial Theatre was used to communicate with the Gods.  It seems that the notions of God and performance were born together.  What was the pressing need for these creations? One common answer could be to search for an abstraction named ‘Truth’. While ritualistic theatre has thinned a lot, … Continue reading Theatre is transcendental. Just like experiencing ‘Brahman’ – Janardan Ghosh

Dialogue with Honza Svasek

Here we present a dialogue with Honza Svasek – A Butoh performer from Netherlands. We were  delighted to have with us in Feb this year, as a part of the Kolkata International Butoh Festival. This interview was conducted by Abhijit  Ganguly and was published in his blogkolkatakonnector.blogspot.in & he has kindly consented to reproduce this interview.if you have … Continue reading Dialogue with Honza Svasek